“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Ada Louise Huxtable

March 14, 1921 – January 7, 2013


—969 Park Avenue, Manhattan —

Ada Louise Huxtable Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. Ada Louise Huxtable Marker
Inscription. A pioneering critic who made architecture part of the public discourse, Ada Louise Huxtable was the first full-time architect critic on any American newspaper when named to that position at The NewYork Times in 1963. In 1970, she was awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. She left The New York Times in 1981 to become one of the first MacArthur Fellows, and from 1997 to 2012 she was the architecture critic of The Wall Street Journal. Known as the Dean of American architectural criticism, she was the author of eleven books. A magna cum laude graduate of Hunter College (1941); in 1942 she married industrial designer L. Garth Huxtable.

Historic Landmarks Preservation Center

Medallion Program created by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

Erected 2013 by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions marker series.
Location. 40° 46.664′ N, 73° 57.524′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 969 Park Avenue, New York NY 10028, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Ada Louise Huxtable Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
2. Ada Louise Huxtable Marker - Wide View
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Park Avenue Christian Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1025 Park Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (approx. ¼ mile away); Upper East Side Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleopatra’s Needle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Central Park's Ancient Egyptian Obelisk (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of John Purroy Mitchel (approx. half a mile away); Kerbs Memorial Boathouse (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. HLPC Cultural Medallion, Ada Louise Huxtable, November 13, 2013 (, 23 mins.). Installment of the Cultural Medallion honoring Ada Louise Huxtable on November 13, 2013. The ceremony was led by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, who established the Cultural Medallion program for the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center. From the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University. (Submitted on October 10, 2016.) 

2. Ada Louise Huxtable, Champion of Livable Architecture, Dies at 91 (New York Times, Jan. 7, 2013). (Submitted on October 10, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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